"Obama Presses Case for Renewable Energy"

"BOSTON — Taking aim at business interests that have lobbied against an energy and climate bill moving through Congress, President Obama urged lawmakers on Friday to rally around the push toward using more renewable energy.

In a wide-ranging speech on energy and the environment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Obama called for legislation that would make 'the best use of resources we have in abundance, through clean coal technology, safe nuclear power, sustainably grown biofuels and energy we harness from wind, waves and sun.'

Mr. Obama chided critics of the proposed legislation, saying, 'There are those who will suggest that moving toward clean energy will destroy our economy when it’s the system we currently have that endangers our prosperity and prevents us from creating millions of new jobs.'"

Helene Cooper and John M. Broder report for the New York Times October 23, 2009.

Source: NYTimes, 10/26/2009